New England winter weather can be pretty bleak at times, so when my wife is able to show off her skills with blossoming flowers this time of year, it is a special treat. Here are two examples of brilliant colors … Continue reading →
My wife has a great many talents. With this short post, I will celebrate two of them: FLOWERS Most of you are probably familiar with Christmas Cactus, a common houseplant. Well, ours are actually Thanksgiving Cacti, and they are in … Continue reading →
My wife and I have been married for 56 years. One of our favorite ways of celebrating this event has often been dining out at a great restaurant. Of course, we both appreciate the chance to have superb food, and … Continue reading →
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After staying in Lecce for 5 nights and touring on the Adriatic coast, we switched to Gallipoli on the other side of the “boot”. Here are some photos from that area. In Gallipoli we wanted plenty of vegetables to counterbalance … Continue reading →
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In April we took another trip. This time is was Barbara and me, in Puglia. It was her first time there, and I was eager to show her many of the things I enjoyed in my previous two trips. This … Continue reading →
Every November now we travel to the Verde Valley to visit Aaron and to taste his new wines. This year we could not be at his wine release party for the 2016 wines, so we came out the following week … Continue reading →
Two other items of note recently. One was Portuguese — the bacalhau. At Portugalia I bought one of higher quality salt cod fillets and decided one weekend to soak it for two days and then cook it. I saved the … Continue reading →
Let me explain the headline: it all began with an email from my favorite jazz band, the New Black Eagle Jazz Band, announcing a concert last Saturday in Newburyport, about 60 miles from our home. I’ve been an avid fan … Continue reading →
With all these posts about great restaurant dining, I think it is time I pointed out that I still love to cook, too. Last weekend we had our grandsons staying over for two days, and Saturday we went to the … Continue reading →
Hope you had a good New Year’s celebration. For us, it is one of the most understated holidays of all, so we chose to have our grandsons (ages 7 and 9) stay overnight; that way both we and the young … Continue reading →